Satya Narayanan R

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Satya Narayanan R. is an Indian entrepreneur, teacher, founder and chairman of CL Educate Limited, formerly known as Career Launcher.[1] He is an investor in Threesixtyone Degree Minds Consulting Private Ltd (361dm)[2] and Notesgen.[3] He serves as a Member of Advisory Board at YourNest Angel Fund and NuVeda Learning Pvt. Ltd. He also serves as a Member of Advisory Board of TIE Charter. Skilled trainer and mentor, He trained many corporate head-honchos in leadership and management skills. He is also a renowned speaker in Indian academic circles. He serves as Member of the Advisory Board at Accendere Knowledge Management Services Pvt. Ltd. [1] In 2009, Satya received the Karmaveer Puraskaar from iCONGO and most promising entrepreneur award at the Asia Pacific Entrepreneurship Awards.


Satya graduated from St. Stephen’s College, with a B. Sc. in Computer Science.[4] He then joined Indian Institute of Management, Bangalore, completing his MBA 1993.[5][6]


After graduating from IIM Bangalore, Satya joined Ranbaxy as a marketing executive(1993-1995).[7] In 1996, Satya resigned in Ranbaxy to start Career Launcher, now CL Educate[8]. Started with a program to train IIM aspirants’ for group discussion and personal interview training, Satya has built a publicly listed company with products for test prep, vocational training, content development, as well as K-12 schools. CL Educate made its initial public offering on the Bombay Stock Exchange in March 2017.[4] A first-generation entrepreneur, Satya is also a teacher at CL Educate. In 2005, Satya was involved in establishing and starting the Indus World School in Hyderabad.[1]

Awards and recognition[edit]

As an entrepreneur, Satya has won two awards:

  • Karamveer Puraskar presented by iCongo in 2009[9]
  • Most promising entrepreneur by Asia Pacific Entrepreneurship Awards in 2009[10][11]

Poetry and publications[edit]

Satya has written two books of Urdu poetry. The second ‘Dhoondh Le Phir Se…” was published in 2015.[12]

Other interests[edit]

Satya is a certified Crestcom and NTL trainer and conducts frequent sessions for corporations and the Delhi State Cricket team.[1]


  1. ^ a b c d "R. Satya Narayanan: Executive Profile & Biography - Bloomberg". Retrieved 2017-08-10.
  2. ^ "IFC to invest $7M in Career Launcher parent". 16 November 2015. Retrieved 2017-08-10.
  3. ^ "Now A Marketplace for Study Notes; Notesgen Raises Seed Funding - Inc42 Media". Retrieved 2017-08-10.
  4. ^ a b Sabharwal, Punita (28 May 2017). "In a Class of his Own". Retrieved 2017-08-10.
  5. ^ "Career Launcher’s Narayanan hopes to rewrite the education playbook". Retrieved 2017-08-10.
  6. ^ Aruna, Viswanatha. "Career Launcher's Narayanan hopes to rewrite the education playbook - Livemint". Retrieved 2017-08-10.
  7. ^ Mudgill, Amit (31 March 2017). "CL Educate lists at Rs 398, 20.72% discount to issue price". The Economic Times. Retrieved 2017-08-10.
  8. ^ "CL Educate Ltd". Retrieved 2017-08-10.
  9. ^ "The 8th KARMAVEER PURASKAAR (KVP) 2013-2014" (PDF). Retrieved 2017-08-10.
  10. ^ "2009 — Enterprise Asia". Retrieved 2017-08-10.
  11. ^ "2009 — Enterprise Asia". Retrieved 2017-08-10.
  12. ^ RAVI, S. "Dictated by heart". The Hindu. Retrieved 2017-08-10.

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